Gaining weight on cpap

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Re: Gaining weight on cpap

Post by nicholasjh1 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:16 pm

Personally right after I started CPAP my appetite skyrocketed... It didn't go down until I added a lot of fats to my diet. My opinion CPAP users apetite can go up because the body is trying to repair itself... especially the brain... If you're not getting the correct brain fuel (Fat Especially Omega 3, and Choline - food sources are egg, Liver, Broccoli in that order) then the body will send signals to eat in order to try and find the nutrients.
Instead of Sleep apnea it should be called "Sleep deprivation starving of oxygen, being poisoned by high CO2 levels, damaging the body and brain while it's supposed to be healing so that you constantly get worse and can never get healthy Apnea"

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Re: Gaining weight on cpap

Post by chartle » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:37 pm

jjc155 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:10 am
My appetite came back when I started on CPAP. Maybe you think you are eating the same amount but are actually eating more?

Exact opposite for me. I find the amount of food I used to eat for lunch, my big meal, is too much food.

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Re: Gaining weight on cpap

Post by ShinRyoku » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:04 pm

I gained weight after starting CPAP, but I have no idea if one was related to the other. I am now eating less, and weight is starting to come down.

It wouldn't surprise me if CPAP caused weight gain. Many forms of chronic illness prevent weight gain, but staying sick isn't a good way to keep the weight down.
Nothing I say on the forum should be taken as medical advice.